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July 31, 2021

Carmen Dan: Request to dismiss the 2 policemen from DNA Ploiesti, sent via Military Mail

Interior Minister Carmen Dan stated on Thursday that the request to terminate the secondment of two police officers at DNA Ploiesti was sent to the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) via Military Mail.

“I talked about a just measure that I, as minister, representing the lawful employer after all, saw fit to take. What I can definitely say, without any kind of intention to analyse or comment what the DNA Chief Prosecutor is saying, is that the address was written, dated on the 13th, that’s when it was signed, and was sent to the DNA via Military Mail, so via that very secure mail system. That the Chief Prosecutor did not receive it… I’d prefer not to comment. Whether she did receive it or not, I don’t know,” Carmen Dan stated on Thursday, at the end of the meeting occasioned by the IGPF’s 2017 activity review.

She pointed out that the verification, investigation, accountability of police officers detached at the DNA is regulated by the ordinance on the Directorate’s functioning and organisation, and this also falls under the prerogatives of the Chief Prosecutor.

On Wednesday, Carmen Dan was saying that the aspects presented publicly about the two police officers detached to DNA Ploiesti “are of serious gravity” and must be verified.

Also on Wednesday, National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) Chief Prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi stated she received from the Interior Minister no official request to dismiss the two police officers from DNA Ploiesti as a result of the recordings that appeared in the press.

“We have received no kind of official request. This request hadn’t been registered when this press conference started. I became aware of it from the public space,” Kovesi pointed out in a press conference.

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